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Saturday, July 24, 2021

Finding Heavenly Immortality In A Computer Screen

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As modern technology has become an integral part of more and more activities in everyday human life, more and more people are no longer content with leaving a surrogate immortality when they die: a...

A New Raft of Ocean Heroes: Imperial Beah’s Major among 2016 Peter Benchley Ocean...

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What does the president of a Pacific island Nation, a New York Times reporter, a French sailing expedition and the mayor of a small San Diego border town have in common? They are among...

A New Study of Eichmann and the Origins of Evil Shows Why Radicals Like...

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Colaboration: Jaime Murrow After 50 years of controversy, and many paperback editions, Hannah Arendt’s Eichmann in Jerusalem has now been consigned to the dustbin of history. The final nail in the coffin of Arendt’s thesis is...

The profitable business of Israeli occupation

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On Jan. 26, it was UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's turn to provide Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with justification for his weekly lecture that “the whole world is against us” and “the Arabs want...

Bet You Didn’t Know About the Jews of Sefwi Wiawso, Ghana

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The House of Israel has a one-room synagogue and a miniature Torah that sits in a special wooden box. All work stops on Shabbat, the boys are circumcised a week after birth, and the...

Paul Rudd Challenges Stephen Hawking in Quantum Chess

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hi0BzqV_b44 The actor and former Bar-Mitzvah DJ challenges the famous quantum physicist for a dramatic game of quantum chess in this new Caltech’s Institute for Quantum Information and Matter video, narrated by Keanu Reeves (another...

Serenading A Fetus In The Womb

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In their attempts to gain greater and greater control over the way in which children grow and develop, people are developing strategies for influencing children at earlier and earlier ages. For quite some...

The Economist: ‘Israelis Seem Especially Susceptible to Hysteria’

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A 2012 Economist article claimed that Israelis and their Prime Minister fear Iran because they suffer from "Auschwitz complex" - a “ghetto mentality” evidently based on obsessing over past suffering and reinforced by the Jewish festivals of Purim and...

A Multitalented Mensch

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Yale Strom may be a multitalented man and a well known musician both locally and internationally, but he is also refreshingly down to earth and modest, answering my questions at his rustic, comfortable home...

Why Pope’s Visit to Rome Ghetto Means So Much to Italian Jews

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In 1986, Pope John Paul II made history by paying a visit to Rome’s Great Synagogue. In 2010, Pope Benedict XVI visited that synagogue again. In 2016, Pope Francis visited for the third time. As our ancient...